SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Aug. 13, 2020) – The Southern Conference Council of Presidents announced Thursday that the league will not have fall conference competition due to health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing for nonconference contests if desired. It is the intention to move the fall sports’ regular-season competition and championships to the spring.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Aug. 6, 2020) – The Southern Conference Council of Presidents and Directors of Athletics are continuing their ongoing and comprehensive review of the COVID-19 environment and plans for fall sports. The overall health and safety of student-athletes and all participants are the foremost priorities.
Former ETSU Baseball pitcher, Landon Knack (Johnson City, Tenn.) was named the most interesting man in the 2020 Major League Baseball Draft by MLB.com writer, Jim Callis.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (June 25, 2020) – It was another record-setting day for ETSU Athletics, this time thanks to the Southern Conference Honor Roll. The Bucs placed 262 student-athletes on the 2019-20 SoCon Honor Roll, blowing by the program’s previous record of 229 set in 2017-18. The SoCon office released the Honor Roll on Thursday morning.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (June 24, 2020) – A record-setting 62 ETSU student-athletes accounted for the Buccaneers’ 79 total selections on the Southern Conference Spring All-Academic list, as the league office announced it honors on Wednesday.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 11, 2020) — East Tennessee State University senior pitcher Landon Knack (Johnson City, Tenn.) was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers as the 60th overall pick in the second round of the 2020 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Thursday evening. As the 60th pick, Knack becomes the third highest pick in program history and is the first Buccaneer to be drafted in the second round.
51 to 1. That was the strikeout-to-walk ratio for ETSU Baseball’s starting pitcher, Landon Knack (Johnson City, Tenn.), when the season stopped. The Bucs were halfway to UNC Wilmington when the bus made a U-Turn to come back to Johnson City. “We were three hours down the road, and then without stopping, turned around and came three hours back,” said Knack. “Crazy is the best word.”
On behalf of our head coaches and athletic department staff I want to speak from my heart.
The suffering that George Floyd experienced when he lost his life is something no individual should have to endure. Over the last week, I and others across the nation have wrestled with many emotions as we all search for answers, guidance and change. We must heed the call to action to create a vision from which future action can unfold.